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1. Posted by Eddy willers (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!


I'm thinking of planning a trip across America, possibly staying longer.

Hoping to work my way across, quite versatile can build, joinery, plastering, tiling plus can chef to good standard.

Would like to start in Florida up to New York then across to Los Angeles taking in Route 66 but very flexible.

Any advice would be appreciated, thinking of getting a van & kitting out to sleep in.



2. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 821 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Eddy.

What's your nationality? The situation can vary depending on this.

But in general, I don't think you can get a visa allowing you to work in the USA. Maybe others can advise on the likelihood of getting caught but it's not something I'd want to try.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Please explain to me why you would expect that we should advise you on how to "beat the system" when we are already having problems with dangerous immigrants trying to sneak into the country.

Here's what I do know: If you go on a visitor visa, and then are caught working, you will be deported and never allowed back in the country.

It's your choice of trying to work this scam or not, but USA employers are now required to use the new e-verify system before employing individuals, so "hiding" in the USA while working is not as easy as it used to be.

See for more info.

I would say good luck, but with all the ISIS problems lately, I personally hope you get caught and deported. On the other hand, we welcome regular visitors who follow the rules and want them to enjoy their time in the country.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Dec-2015, at 07:31 by Calcruzer ]

Midlife crises

3 stops on this trip

  1. Kissimmee, FL, United States
  2. New York, NY, United States
  3. Los Angeles, CA, United States